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nu obama echoed the themes a couple of days ago.he white pushed in to on such a high battered with public ul the speechics. isermbr. when hurts to haf people perhaps it question is tre as he wats of applause. i'm assembly members? was that public audience? l, we're trying ide with the palestinians, brought in delegations. they may have needed tickets for this and te, of theefore netanyahu had year. this time came equipped to back and both the received several roun usg up we do know that president obama is suppodo phone call with the i want to bring zakaria. ll what in the world might that be like? to say to netanyahu in that >> well, the lot. they just spent an hour talking a couple of days ago. i think it was netanyense that they talk a lot. they work together. there's a lot of intelligence cooperation. i don't think it's particularly
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friendly. but they see eye to eye on many of the issues involving iran. don't is on whether the united states needs to draw a bright line a very clear line as to when tliger an trigger amer strike. effect to single that in l talk about is something else. there's a leap from the israeli foreign ministry that israel wants another round of even tougher sanctions on iran. and that that might be something they see as a way of making -- of delaying or perhaps unnecessary for a few months any talk of military action. the obama administration is very comfortable with tough sanctions on iran and may be an area of some agreem tougher sanctionsahu'sg with his diagram the three differentll of the uranium metaphorical fuse would be lit and would be complete next spring or next summer. you, fareed, spoke with the man
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that prime minister netanyahu was very directly targeting, that being the president of d ahmadinejad. let me just play a little bit of your conversation and then we'll talk on the oav t thcated israeli toward iran are ones se seriously you take the rhetoric of the p of the united states. pres at the prevent iran fm acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word bluff. when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts, it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country it is a great country i. let's assume a few terrorists come and assassinate a few officials. will the country be damaged?
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no. a couple of bombs would be set to explode, will the country be destroy destroyed? no. we see the zionist regime at the same level of the bombers and criminals and the terrorists and even if they do something, even if they do something hypothetically it will not affect us fundamentally but vis-a-vis the expressions of the president of the united states because i do not wish to speak in any way about anything that may be interpreted as meddling or interference in america's domestic or electoral affairs but perhaps myself prepared to everyone else in the world i am perhaps much more keen thal be no more productions of
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nuclear becomes around the world that even those that exist today would be eliminated. >> um did he question? >>dwe i say anything because it would be construed as interfering in the american electoral process. this is a -- this is a somewhat subdued ahmadinejad. this is eighth visit to the u.n. his last one. and he's created plenty of controversy on most of them. and some of the press interviews he continued to do that. but in his speech if you notice he was actually almost benile and talked about world peace and a will have of human beings. so he's trying not to get himself in to trouble, i think, though you know that's by the standards of ahmadinejad. so there's, you know there's plenty of digs and attack lines hidden in there. >> not trying to get himself in trouble, yet he might have a huge nuclear program problem on
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his hands according to prime minister of israel benjamin netanyahu. fareed, i always love having you on. thank you so much. let's remind everyone to watch your show sunday 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. right here on cnn. many thanks to you. coming up next, the race for the white house just got even more interesting. listen to this. the government says it underreported the number of jobsesident obama and mitt romney may be adjusting the stump speeches. we'll explain next. as part of a heart healthy diet. true. ...but you still hy,ve to go s ♪ [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the
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i want to revisit this jobs story that's bubbled up today. we have gotten word now from the labor department as of today for the first time th mo to tri for the obama alison kd about before. barack obama now a net job creator. crunched? >> okay. so w went back d the jobs numbers. brooke, so what the obama's favor because they show that the president has recovered single job losth and then labor num saying 386,000 mo last year than originally thought so here's how the math in inaugurated, the xhoi lost jobs but 4.4 job created. jobs in place than before when heclear, we are obama presidency. correct? ihave recovered theire recession. >> exactly. after the recession recovered about ha since 2008. and look at how hiring has it's not with f the jobs paying so thenou have that brooke, still out kosik, thank you, stock exchange.
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and i dout you check the gallup track president. let's throw this ou graphic. hole gr here represents the 6-point lead that's actually just opened up -- this gap. this is what i'm talking about. opened up in the past week in favor of president obama and just to broaden this out, for perspective, we follow it back here to june. that's where this whole sort of x and y axis begin and seeing the blue line here the blue line and the red line, so the blue line is the obama line and the red line is the romney line and depending on where you are on the graphic twist and twist around one another. some point you know one line on top and some points the other line is on. you can see in different places with the graph and the race is very very close and then a couple of weeks ago we actually witnessed this gap. this gap. this is the president obama post-convention bounce and then the bounce disappeared. see? they have merged back together.
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right around that 40% mark. but now, i want you to look at this. because in this span of the past six days here you have a six-point lead. remember? the blue line. six-point lead for the president and unusual for this particular poll and so this is another indication of a race that's potentially breaking for president obama against mitt romney. mitt romney appeared just a short while ago in springfield, virginia. virginia, as you know, one of the nine remaining states very much so in play. now, a lot of republicans are talking of the upcoming debates and romney's best chance to turn things around. this is newt gingrich. >> i think it depends almost entirely on mitt personally. i debated him and most of them i did pretty well. the last two down to life and death and we were in florida and he was in danger of losing the nomination, he came in fired up
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decisive prepared, aggressive, energetic and to be honest i think he beat me both times. if he would be as direct as assertive, as firm with barack obama as he was with me in florida he'll win the debate going away and within three days the polls will change dramatically because he'll ha the case we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. >> so that first debate is next wednesday in denver and did you know that early voting has for the first time today voting in a swing state, iowa. guess who's there john king. iowa city, iowa. john, are you seeing many early voters where you are? >> reporter: we have seen quite a few of them brooke. we had a camera here in iowa city and des moines earlier today. i wouldn't say it's gangbusters but modest lineseople saying pretty good loins and if you look at the stickers, the t-shirts a lot them are obama voters so you would say score the first day of early voting in iowa for the
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president and a cautionary note though. there's a strategic difference of the republicans and the democrats. democrats early investing in early voting and i talked to steve grubs saying the democrats won the early voting in 2010 and did quite well in the statewide races and legislative races and there's a difference of how important early voting is and votes in 2010 cast early. 35 states and the district of columbia allow some form of i critical part. young voters a state where in 2008. their enthusiasm down a little bit so if campaign on the campus identifies them early they ifhey forget what day it i ge a party thenightote and doing that you can call people tion day and vote for the supporters saywhat next republicans say you're not get get two from now, three weeks from now and election day 40this. anybody voting now is an camp and anyone for mitt romney is a absolute republican but you mentioned th break in the race. iowa is one of the swing states broken in the president's favor
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right now by a few points and anything in the bank is value added but if the dynamic changes and you have more undecided voters out there what the obama campaign argues is they have time and resources to those people hard core supporters voted. the romney campaign would say that's an exaggeration and they say republicans are more traditional. they pour the resources at the end. this is a growing and an important national trend and it give your test run if you will to your organization on the ground. >> in iowa city for us mr. magic wall himself john king. thank you. don't forget as we ment watch this first presidential debate in denver colorado. romney versus obama next wednesday 8:00 eastern right here cnn. just in. news from space. we are just getting word of a pretty big discovery on mars. folks, it involves water. that's next. pass pass
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. mars rover curiosity on the job for 50 days driving around the red planet's rocky terrain and conducting experiments. nasa has a brand new update on the roving laboratory's discoverhein. >> big stuff round rocks like marbles. how do rocks get round? and remain round? either wind or water. >> water. >> these are too big, 4 centimeters, a couple of inches almost, too big pushed around by the wind so there was an ancient stream bed. one from the earth and one from mars. probably ran for what they think thousands of years. >> looks just the same but the coloring. >> one's utah. one's mars. >> oh my go long time. this is chile thesee. a dry strea bed. exactly curiosity
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drove over today. they know there's water on mars and it was t t swiftly enough to roll roc mak >> cool. that's just so amazing. although the producer doe, i this is a thousand-year-old or a million long year strea it it run down an again and again otherwise it runs out. runs down one time. i think it had rain or snow above this, melting again. run down. go up. just like the water cycle here on earth. that's my opinion. >> this is huge. and the rover hasn't moved to mt. sharp yet. this is what they found out rolling around. >> they didn't think if there was water here to find microorganisms here because they don't hang out in moving water too much. they're going to wait for it up the hill and find out where it came from and then we find something cool. >> i love that you get excited as i do about this. >> i can see it in your eyes. >> i love it. chad, thank you so much. we appreciate the update. we have to move along to the pentagon. this is just in to us here at cnn. the pentagon admitting warnings
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of a potential terror attack before the hit on the consulate in libya. in benghazi. we'll have a live report on that, next. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected
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information just in to us from the department of defense with regard to that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi in libya a little over two weeks ago in which four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya. barbara starr at the pentagon just popped out of the briefing with the defense secretary and the fact that this attack was planned. >> reporter: absolutely, brooke. new information now senior
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administration officials were telling me earlier in the day that they began to gather of the attack indicating that this was potentially al qaeda related or al qaeda groups. but now defense secretary leon panetta has gone further in this briefing, just concluded here at the pentagon, with very definitive word about his assessment of what happened. i want you to listen. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack and that's when i came to that conclusion as again, as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is ongoing hopefully will determine that. >> about a day after or -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> reporter: panetta weighing in
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with two very important assessments there, brooke. terrorist attack very definitive on that and planned. there's been a lot of talk around washington, was it planned? was it spontaneous? second of defense saying he had information it was planned. next up, was the chairman of the joint chief of staffs martin dempsey and offered fairly astounding information about the intelligence that the administration had. listen to this. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in eastern libya were seeking to coalesce and wasn't anything specific and certainly not a specific threat to the consulate that i'm aware of. and as far as to the risks that the fbi reported to you, really have to ask them for why they made that determination. i don't know.
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>> reporter: what dempsey is saying there, brooke, is that there was intelligence about these groups in eastern libya around benghazi coalescing and said there's nothing specific as to any direct threat against the ambassador. even though the ambassador had been indications he believed he was on an al qaeda hit the chairman of the joint chiefs says the intelligence he saw didn't indicate that level of specificity but in the month, the month before the attack on benghazi, there was a threat of intelligence about the extremist groups in the region. brooke? >> barbara starr for us with the new information of the chairman of the joint chiefs and the secretary of defense, thank you very much. there are still so many other questions. thank you. because in addition to this, cnn exclusive reporting here the fbi agents haven't even stepped foot on the crime scene in benghazi. we'll tell you why, next.
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more than two weeks after an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya, killing four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya there chris stevens, there are more questions than answers. why hasn't the fbi set foot on the crime scene? why was the white house so late in calling it a terrorist attack? why is there so much conflicting information coming in from the obama administration? just yesterday, the secretary of state hillary clinton spoke about an al qaeda group's link to extremists in benghazi specifically and seemed to tie it to the attack on the
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consulate. let me quote her. quote, for sometime, al qaeda in the islamic maghreb and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings from noern mali. now with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions and they are working with other violent extremists to undermine the democratic transitions under way in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. but, but a senior state department official later said mrs. clinton was speaking in more general terms. let me just provide a little context with fran townsend. you're a national security contributor and a member of the cia external advisory committee and just last month you visited libya with your employer mcandrews and forbes. what did the law enforcement source tell you when it comes to the attack in benghazi?
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>> well, look the investigator sense from being on the ground has been from they said to me day one that this was a terror attack and i think that's consistent hearing from barbara starr and the secretary of defense. why they were so slow to say that, look. it may be as inokay wous as the fact they went out and put facts out they had to walk back from so it may be simpleilar as simple as they wanted to get more comfort they understood what happened. but i will tell you you know having as you pointed out been in the region, there is no question as of late august when i was there of the increasing presence and threat of extremism and the concern that that was to both libyan and american officials on the ground in tripoli. >> and also, we should also point out another war, formey adviser under administration wouldn't come out immediately saying this is a t fear for, investigative
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purposes security maybe er same tim heard from bar brar sayingying there's a threat in terms of intelligence reporting, the to on any one individual. what do you make say there were no warning signs? >> well, you know this is, again -- what you hope is people are not splitting hairs. when i was there, people on the ground from the u.s. government were well aware of the growing extremist presence and the threat that emanated from durna to the east of benghazi and so related extremists i american and western interests. it may bempy' inga waseyave cll ma atta ptd aainst consulate. if you knew that the extremi that pr didn't need aat you needed toty concerns there more seriously an and i imagine that will be part of the fbi's know it and what did they do to try to protect >> beyond the questions l specifically govern without thethat you have these extremist groups, very much so left unchecked and my questione libya really have control? >> yeah.
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i think the answer's pretty clear that't. not because th're but ministry establish is is a -- you know, there's vacuum now in libya,for a other reason t n uannd al qaeda we have seen time and agabrooke tribal vacuum to or a poorly or ungovern s exactly what they have done in eastern fbi still, still not ablean townsend frante th it a yep, thars right. techies prizes for thelive ything your face has to face. puffs has soft air-fluffed pillowsr 40% more cu so you can always put your best face forwa face every day with puffs softness.
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facebook's headquarters for this hack-a-t when on trying to create an incredible app and score some of bill gates' money. here's the catch it. it's a contest helping high school make the leap to college and dan simon is in -- there he is in palo alto, california. dan, how's it going? >> reporter: well you know brooke, facebook is known for these so-called hack-a-thons and engineers try to come up with ideas for the site but imagine taking the same principles and applying it to education specifically and trying to help students get in to college. about 100 entremendous neuros of the bay area and around the country are here trying to come up with tools, social tools to help the students and think about this. i mean this is a pretty daunting task where you have basically a few hours to come up with some great idea present it
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to a panel of judges and you know, get it sold and if you're successful, you could get anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000. >> whoo! >> reporter: trying to get a piece of that cash are these three, students of arizona state university. they're up against seasoned professionals doing this for a living. they're just students. this is t.j. you don't want to give away the idea on national television but just kind of tell me what you're trying to go after and do. >> what we're trying to do is take the shared interests of the user's friends and then match those interests to education related topics such as a major or a club on campus at their local college. >> reporter: you know, brooke, that sounds pretty good to me. what they're ultimately trying to do here is specifically help low income students students that may not have an opportunity go to college. maybe even try to, you know, help them get through the financial maze of getting in to
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college. notice here that the asu students are wearing ties and they were kind of made -- you know, nobody wears ties at facebook. will you lose the tie? >> no. the ties stay on. >> reporter: going to stay on. okay. i tell you what. if you're not here, you can still participate in this contest. you know go to college knowledge challenge.org. say you're a budding engineer and you have an idea check out the site and you, too, could have a chance to win some of this money. brooke, back to you. >> collegeknowledgechallenge.org. maybe, you know, trying to roll differently with the ties. forget the hoodies. best of luck to them. $50,000 to $100,000. not chump change. dan simon there in california, thank you. sometimes the families aren't together. >> where's your dad? >> don't really know. >> tell me about that. >> he's just not around. >> coming up next two nba
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we have our help desk for an answer here. here's alison kosik. hi, alison. >> hi there. today we're hemg you prepare for retirement and with me this hour, liz miller and greg mcbride. greg, this question is for you. >> i'm five to ten years from retirement. i have maybe 10% to 20% of my net worth slabl in cash. i'd like to invest and put it to better use but given the political and economic uncertainties, what would you suggest i do with the cash resources? s >> and this mostf us ive to ten years2m to rewithdrawing from invest ms or high quality bonds. yes, the low but needs the money so soon. earmark for withdrawal beyond that ten-year aggressively. >> do you agreehink for thehelongererm retirement, absolutely. there's very high quality stocks with ext five to ten years to be ready for retirement and liquidity.
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i would keep that on the radar, as well. >> okay. all right. if you have an issue for the experts to tackle upload a video with the question to ireport.com. all right. football fans rejoice. the pros, the real nfl referees, back on the job. at least for now. we are just hours away from seeing them officiate tonight's game. you have the cleveland browns against the baltimore ravens. thankfully for the fans and really let's be honest the nfl's image, tentative eight-year labor deal is reached. it eight-year labor deal has been reached. it locks in and protects pension plans for five years. it will also allow to hire year round basis and hire additional refs so they can then be trained. the league came very close to being the laughing stock of sports after that infamous blown call. here it is again, by those replacement refs. this is monday night football. here's what the commissioner roger goodell, had to say about all of this. >> you never want to see a game end like that.
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and you never want to see a game end on a controversial play. in 32 years as a league employee that's something you always would like to see avoided. this is the right thing to do. get the officials back on the field, get the agreement concluded. and that was really what everyone's objective was. >> so game on tonight. nfl refs will vote on the tentative agreement saturday. from the nfl to the nba we go. two stars about to join me live on why they're going of all places to reichers island. notorious prison. to speak with hundreds of young men. don't miss this. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great
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chil dads are, you might get a reaction like my colleague don lemon got. here you go. >> where's your dad? >> i don't >> tell me about that. >> hearound. >> joining me now from new york two amazing men two dads, nba players who will be speaking to about 300 teenage men about precisely this at rikers island jail tomorrow. new york knicks forward author of "stat home court" and 11-year nba vet thomas. gentlemen, welcome. great of you to stop by and talk about befo rikers island, what kind of message you want to
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get both of you have fathers present in your lives growing up? >>away at the age of lin florida. had to travel back and forth with present but heat a young age. are divorced whenwas about in fup in a single parent a relationship with my mother. my mother raised me okay. whisland? jail. why talk to these guys spec that i want to write the book for. i wanted to write the book not because i think i'm a fatherhood ex but i wanted it to be growing up without fathers in their home and single parent tell the negative statistics about how you're going to end up in jail or in prison or a dropout or something like that and tell them that they don't have to go that way. now, these men in rikers, they've made mistakes. but they can correct them. and i want to show them different men in all walks of life. what i want to made the right decisions. christopher made the right all go there and we all talk to them about making the right choices in ible no matter what situation you come from. >> let me jump in and say, we saw an e-mail from one of the
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new york department correction official they send out letters and letters to celebrities, athletes et cetera a lot of them don't come. they talk about the deafening silence after they ask people to come. hats off to both of you for going to rikers island to talk to these men. 64% of african-american children live without their fathers. so this foundation says just over half graduate high school in four years. amari, what do you sa >> it's awesome that we're doing it becausem we've been placedpon as professional basketball players and a lot of the youth leave try to follow. so what we're doing is just encourage a father is the ultimate you can ever receive to your children. and also know a your family. so we want to make sus cool about being a. there's no with it. >> i know you guys are talking to these young men. some of whom are dads. many people would argue these are dads who have already given up on their own kids because here they are at rikers locked up for a crime committed.
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what about the moms? a lot of times these kids look to the streets or tv even to learn how to be a man. what do you say to them? >> well, everybody makes mistakes. nobody's perfect. just because they made a mistake doesn't mean their whole life is over. i've made many mistakes throughout my life. amari can attest he's made mistakes himself. they're going to get a chance to come out and get a chance to make it right and be there for their kids. like you said, many of them will have kids of their own. but life isn't over. i want them to know that they have that ability to change. >> amari final word. both you guys know there have been all kinds of celebrities and panel discussions and artist who is have talked about this fatherless crisis whachlt do you offer these young men tomorrow that's new? 45 seconds. >> well we're giving them just a blueprint on what it takes to be successful and how to be a righteous father and understand that being a father is again, the ultimate goal for any man growing up.
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you should really take honor in that and being that king to your family and your wife and also being a father to your children because they're the ones they're the next generation, they're the ones going to make this a better country. >> no one is perfect. no one young men. i really honestly, guys for talking to these guys tomorrow. thank you both. both fathers and nba ballers as well. >> thanks for having us. thank you for having me and watching me here in cnn world headquarters in atlanta. want to send you to washington. "the situation room" begins right now. brooke, thanks very much. happening now, an extraordinary moment at t united nations. israel's prime minister draws a red line in a dramatic fashion on iran's nuclear program. but will the u.s. do the same? the presidential candidates make simultaneo same state d even target plus, the obama campaign romney's w potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."
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